Found a new and unique Ansonia?

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  1. bytes2doc

    bytes2doc Registered User
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    I found this Ansonia ready for the trash bin and completely restored it. Still having trouble with the timing.

    In my search I found the case to be close to the Lisbon. It is numbered 1014 in Tran’s book. When looking at that picture it is an exact copy in both the case design and the artwork.

    However mine has the lion head adornment on each side. Also the book picture shows an exposed escarpment, which mine does not have.

    Anyone seen one of these listed anywhere? Any info is greatly appreciated.

    Barry

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  2. Willie X

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    Yours is a variation of the pictured model. This is very common. WIllie X
     
  3. bytes2doc

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    Is the twelve year difference between the date on the movement and Tran’s book reasonable?
     
  4. Steven Thornberry

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    The date on the movement is a patent date that appeared on Ansonia movements for a number of years and has nothing to do with the date the clock was produced. Below is the patent document. Moreover, although Tran shows the clock from the 1894 catalogue, it might have been offered a few years before or after.

    259505 W. Davies Striking Mechanism.pdf
     

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  5. Joseph Bautsch

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    It's also not unusual for a particular clock style to be produced over a longer period than twelve years. The manufacturer over time may change trim as in your case the lions head. While the manufactures had to be innovative with clock styles to remain competitive they also did not try to fix something that ain't broke. If they had a style that was popular and sold well it would be produced for many years or untill the sales did not make it profitable.
     

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